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Vigilant1

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On taking an instrument checkride:
" A 5 second peek under the hood is worth more than an hour spent studying the approach plate."

( A specific case of the more general: " If you ain't cheatin, you ain't tryin")
 

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There is nothing more permanent than a temporary fix - Russian proverb

In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice but in practice there is - Benjamin Brewster

Live with a man 40 years. Share his house, his meals. Speak on every subject. Then tie him up, and hold him over the volcano's edge. And on that day, you will finally meet the man - Shan Yu

Well, my days of not taking you seriously are certainly coming to a middle - Malcolm Reynolds, Firefly

Quick now that everything is half finished let's build another shed - Father in Law
 

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...Live with a man 40 years. Share his house, his meals. Speak on every subject. Then tie him up, and hold him over the volcano's edge. And on that day, you will finally meet the man - Shan Yu

Well, my days of not taking you seriously are certainly coming to a middle - Malcolm Reynolds, Firefly
You just won 100 internets for the Firefly quotes. :D
 

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I do have a perfect memory. I can’t remember that I ever have forgotten something.
 
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Flow

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You just won 100 internets for the Firefly quotes. :D
Shiny ;)

I had the fortune of taking the last shuttle crew sailing a while back. The nicest group of genius Firefly camaraderie I ever had the pleasure to meet.

This is one that still resonates with me today and has actually had a real impact on my relationship with aircraft.

"Know what the first rule of flying is?
Love. Can know all the math in the 'verse but take a boat in the air that you don't love? She'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps her in the air when she ought to fall down...tells you she's hurting before she keens...makes her a home.”


It is love that keeps a boat afloat.
 

FritzW

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Not aviation related but you can't talk about Firefly quotes without:

"I swear by my pretty floral bonnet I will end you"
 

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We believe to be true what we prefer to be true. [Unknown]

For those who believe, no proof is required; for those who cannot believe, no proof is possible. [variation, Stuart Chase]

Unfortunately, in science what You 'believe' is irrelevant. ["Orion", Homebuiltairplanes.com forum]

"...At first, pull your punches, but if they persist pull the plug... Trust, but verify... Play, but cut the cards... Watch closely and don’t be afraid to see what you see. ...” --Ronald Reagan, US president, from a televised speech

In God We Trust. (U.S.A. National Motto)
In God We Trusted… In Kansas we busted.
In God We Trust… all others must pay cash.
In God We Trust… all others are subject to peer review.
In God We Trust… all others will be audited.
In God We Trust...all others must bring data. –Edward Deming, quality scientist
In God We Trust… all others will be monitored.
In God We Trust… all others will be tracked.
In God We Trust… all others are suspects.
In God We Trust… all others we run through NCIC.
In God We Trust… all others we polygraph. –Polygraph Services, many locations
In God We Trust… all others must have a security clearance… and a need-to-know.
In Math We Trust.” –Cryptography Society

If you can't explain it to a six year old, you don't understand it yourself.” –Albert Einstein, theoretical physicist
 
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